Tuesday, 20 September 2011


As I am just starting up in the Freelancing world, I want to keep my brain creating and thinking in between jobs so I have been working on some things to enter into competitions and some things for my personal portfolio. 
One competition I entered recently was a design competition for Tigerprint. It was to design a concept for a new calender or diary for Marks and Spencer's. They wanted something fresh and original and an idea that would still be useful even with all the technology and digital calenders around. 

Well the result was announced today and unfortunately I didn't win, but my design did get chosen for a runner up, which I am most happy about :) 
The winning idea was lovely and genius. It incorporated useful QR codes to scan using your phone. Also cupcakes are always a winner in my eyes :) 

You can see the winning idea, my idea and all the other runners up here!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Help/advice needed

So I have been a busy bee recently.
I have moved back home from Dorset to Hampshire and I am now working freelance.

A lot of changes but think I am starting to get used to being at home again. My dad has built me an amazing studio on the end of our garage. I am so lucky to have a lovely space to call my own and to be creative in. Every now and then Archie will wonder in and depending on his mood he will snuggle up by my feet or he will sneakily take something and run off down the garden with it.
Will try and get a photo of my studio soon (when its organised as I'm still moving in a bit).

In the move from Bournemouth, I made a crazy decision to leave my scanner/printer behind, as it was slowly dying and becoming very fustrating to work with. It managed to find a new home within minutes of leaving it downstairs in the lobby! I decided it would make me buy a new one which I have been threatening for a long time! But I can not make a decision!!

I need help!
I can't decide whether to get an All-in-one again or to get separate printer and scanner. I know that I want an A3 printer and ideally an A3 scanner (as I like making big collages to scan), but I have found that this is proving a challenge to find.

Has anyone got any suggestions? What printers/scanners do you use?